Add-on [Request] Viral Marketing


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Invite a Friend to view your image at a website:

For example if you have many images at your Forum or website, then you could "send" this image to a friend.
Well, you actually do not send the image itself via E-mail, but you just send a specific "Link-URL" to your friend.

The friend then needs to register at the website, in order to "view" the image at the website via this specific Link-URL.
It is exciting because every user will WANT to register in order to see the image (picture) which his friend wants to see him.

human psychology works like this:
if a friend sends you an image, then you want to see this image.... and therefore you will register at the website.... and probably also start to use this website.

Think about , they had the same viral-marketing strategy:

You could NOT send a big file via E-mail to your friend. So what to do ?
You uploaded this big file to Megaupload.
Then you (or the system) just send a specific Link-URL to your friend.
Then your friend could go to Megaupload and download this big file via access to a specific Link-URL.

It is a very old, but free and viral internet-marketing-concept.
Think about sending "Digital Postcards". :)


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yeah, but I do not want to go through a third-party-service like "AddThis" which might harvest the E-mail-addresses of my users for their own profit or spam or whatever.

Additionally, I would like to have this for an image-URL.
Just sending a Friend-Invite without hinting your friend towards e.g. an "interesting image" (photo, picture, video, file) is quite boring. Nobody would use it.

Honestly, the current implementation is quite hidden. I strongly doubt any user will find this feature hidden in a PermaLink.... :(